RobertDale (5180) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a light gold with a decent white head. Mild aroma of malt and grain. Taste is malt, grain, bread, and caramel. Decent.
Atom (2096) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pours a clear pale copper/orange with a medium off-white head. Spicy caramel malt. Sweet caramel malt, some alcohol hops bitterness, finishes on gross veggie emptiness.
Bricks (925) - Delaware, USA - SEP 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light tannish brown appearance. Caramel, hay aroma. Tastes like hay, biscuit..
SamP01 (653) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden yellow with a light fluffy white head. Aroma and Taste of lightly toasted grains cereal, some mild biscuit malt, some typical bready notes of the style, light fruity. A medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet biscuit malt, grains, cereal and light bready notes, some light fruity notes. Overall a good drinking brew.
TizzleJizzle (765) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle. Poured a clear light yellow-orange with a decent white head. Taste of caramel malts, grain and slightly bready. Fizzy carbonation, thin body. Meh, not the best Oktoberfest I’ve had
shrubber85 (10225) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (actually 3 bottles in a Masskrug). Nutty toffee malt and hay aroma. Amber with moderate head. Mildly sweet nutty toffee malt and mildly bitter herbal quinine and hay flavor. Moderate body. Pretty good.
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a medium yellow color with thick white head that sticks around for a little bit. Aroma of a bit of bready sweet malt that isn’t very characteristic of the style. Flavor matches with a deep bitterness that I wasn’t expecting. Not a big fan, but drinkable.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from Wegman’s Lake Manassas. Hazy pale golden, large foamy white head, decent retention. Aroma of skunk and grainy malt. The taste is caramel, raisin. Thin.
trexibmer (60) - - JUL 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Helles Octoberfest: don’t expect a copper or rich amber color. It is in the Octoberfest style since it is maltier and a tad sweeter than regular Warsteiner (Premium Verum). The alcohol content is not 5% but is listed at 5.9%. This is a nice beer for those that like Helles styled Octoberfest brew.
chinchill (3993) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 oz 2014 bottle a few days past the 2015 BB date.
Looks as it should, with lots of visible carbonation rising thru a clear amber body to form a thick white head. Ample lacing is left on the glass.
Skunky, but I allow some tolerance for this given the dating. Less malty than typical for style.